Linus Torvalds publicly prefers the term ‘programming’ or ‘engineering’ instead of ‘hacking’ although he doesn’t mind calling himself a ‘hacker’ while Richard Stallman still make hard efforts to bring the term ‘hacker’ back in usage by differentiating this with crackers. Continue reading Certain Terms Get Lost Through Evolution
With new WordPress plugin you can improve your websites security by disabling a few insecure features. You can automatically hide the readme.html file, license.txt file, set permissions for wp-config.php and .htaccess file so that hackers cannot modify them.
Here is an easy way of monitoring your WordPress site against hacking attacks. Every minute hacking bots attempts logging-in to your WordPress site and when they get successful in doing so, they edit your WordPress files (generally WordPress theme files) then add their Affiliate links and sometimes illegal and harmful programs.
You may use this trick for adding an additional layer of security on your WordPress site so that your site don’t get compromised and hacked:
- Open your cPanel.
- From Security section click Password Protect Directories.
- Now on the Pop Up. Select root then from your WordPress installation select wp-admin.
- Check Password protect this directory.
- Create a user for that directory; there is an option below the check box. That’s it..
Now anytime you visit wp-admin directory you should notice an authentication box asking you for the username and password for authentication.
Sometimes it may show some errors depending on how your server is configured. Don’t worry, just ask me here about the problem(if you face one).
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